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  • Summary: We're back in the Black Mesa compound yet again for the second "official" expansion for 1998's groundbreaking first-person shooter "Half-Life." Take the role of security guard Barney Calhoun who, like Gordon Freeman, is given the task of wiping out every nasty extraterrestrial or misledWe're back in the Black Mesa compound yet again for the second "official" expansion for 1998's groundbreaking first-person shooter "Half-Life." Take the role of security guard Barney Calhoun who, like Gordon Freeman, is given the task of wiping out every nasty extraterrestrial or misled soldier who crosses his path. (Also includes the first HL expansion pack "Opposing Force.") Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Bottom Line is, although it is flawed this game still kicks major ass with steel tipped boot.
  2. The Music that runs off the Blue-Shift CD. It kicks in at the worst times, and resembles circus music.
  3. A nice return to a classic game scenario, but is far too short and fails to bring anything new to the series. While playing Blue Shift was fun, I would compare the experience to eating Chinese food. No sooner had I finished, than I wanted more.
  4. 70
    If you don't own "Opposing Force," get it. If you do, then don't expect a repeat performance.
  5. Beyond the HD pack, nothing has been done to evolve the game as a whole.
  6. The puzzles are your standard - "push-lever-break-thing-press-button" type of brain crackers, which will be about as challenging to a HL veteran as… well okay, some of them are somewhat inventive, but on aggregate they'd only be interesting to the DC crowd I guess.
  7. Essentially a graphics enhancement pack bundled with a short single-player campaign and a title many have already played, all for around 20 dollars after rebate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 125
  2. Negative: 17 out of 125
  1. Longtimegamer
    Nov 9, 2009
    10
    This game has to be the best of all the half-life series... I've always wanted a game where I could do exactly what I would in real This game has to be the best of all the half-life series... I've always wanted a game where I could do exactly what I would in real life... If I were casted into this apocalyptic senario you can bet your butt that I would be doing nothing other than trying to escape... I would not go to some alien homeworld to kill their boss... I would just make a break for it. Expand
  2. BrianL.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    nice game even though its not new. most people will like it.
  3. patz
    Sep 17, 2009
    9
    it was not a bad game but a little short
  4. Jan 4, 2012
    8
    Some people give poor ratings to a game developer that rips off of what another has done. But when they do it seamlessly as an addition to theSome people give poor ratings to a game developer that rips off of what another has done. But when they do it seamlessly as an addition to the latter's game in question, it's tribute-worthy material. Blue Shift serves up all the awesomeness of Valve's Half-Life from another perspective and a couple of added-in dynamics. Plus, it gave us Black Mesa security guard Barney Calhoun, who was made so great by this game that Valve kept him on for Half-Life 2 and Episode 1. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2019
    7
    Mientras que me gustan los gráficos algo renovados y la interacción con Rosenberg, el juego es mas de lo mismo y encima es mas corto, ademasMientras que me gustan los gráficos algo renovados y la interacción con Rosenberg, el juego es mas de lo mismo y encima es mas corto, ademas de tener algunos glitches del Half Life original. Puede decepcionarte, pero eso no quiere decir que no te divierta! Expand
  6. May 20, 2021
    6
    Gearbox could have done a lot more with blue shift but instead they just made a very short and boring experience. Blue shift can be ignoredGearbox could have done a lot more with blue shift but instead they just made a very short and boring experience. Blue shift can be ignored easily and there's nothing fascinating about it. it is just a little journey in the Half-Life world about barney's past. the weird thing is that they did nothing with his character he was just another Gordon freeman like Shepperd. Expand
  7. JacobN.
    May 7, 2006
    0
    a completely dissapotinting game.

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